European Convention on Human Rights is 60!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 08:15

The 3 September 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) coming into force. During the Second World War countries across Europe witnessed what can happen when there are no rules on the exercise of government power. In the aftermath of this conflict governments, including the UK, drafted the ECHR and agreed they have legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfil a set of basic human rights belonging to all people in Europe.

The ECHR aims to ensure coherent and consistent protection of the human rights of the 800 million people in the 47 countries of the Council of Europe, including the UK.

The British Institute of Human Rights have produced a selection of special 60th anniversary resources to celebrate this achievement and have planned a series of exciting activities! You can check these out here.


 

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